Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner has promised not to become a "peace and love" candidate ahead of a second-round vote, as he continues his push to become the next commander-in-chief of Latin America's largest democracy.
Jair Bolsonaro — a pro-dictatorship former military officer who has been dubbed the "Trump of the Tropics" by the Brazilian media — ran up a huge lead in the first round of voting on Sunday, although he came up just short of the majority needed to avoid a run-off ballot later this month.
He will now face the left-wing Workers' Party candidate, Fernando Haddad, in the second round on October 28.
Bolsonaro addressed reporters shortly after beating his presidential rival by a margin of 17 percentage points and said he would not tone down his combative rhetoric ahead of the second-round vote.
"The good people of Brazil want to rid themselves of socialism, they don't want Venezuela's regime. They want a liberal economy and they want to defend family values."
"We don't want to be tomorrow what Venezuela is today," Bolsonaro said.